Senseless and harder and harder. The time Schipper invested in the casting process has obviously paid off, as the friendship is totally believable. Hamburg, complete with its drab industrial foreshores and sometimes uninviting urban decay, is the setting for Gigantic and is as much as character as the three friends Lloyd, Walter and Rocco. As such, sitting amongst so many films in the genre, Absolute Giganten comes over as rather too modish. The atmosphere completely changes, as Ricco and Walter adjust to the news. Overcoming their anger and bewilderment, the guys decide to spend one last night with Floyd, but the problem, as always, is how to find some fun. These three guys Frank Giering as Floyd, Florian Lucas as Ricco and Antoine Monot Jr as Walter are not drugged out, gun happy, thieving or mean.
All such postmodern winking, however, is infused with a sense of bittersweet transcendence. Nach anfänglicher Niedergeschlagenheit genießen die drei noch einmal richtig ihren letzten Abend in der Hafenstadt Hamburg. But a run-in with a convention of dragster-racing Elvis impersonators sends the boys and their friend Telsa Julia Hummer on a series of adventures that veers from the farcical to the almost-tragic. I'm afraid that too much time has passed for Amazon, Netflix, iTunes, etc to be interested in tracking it down and making it available, but if others that stumble across this also review the film, maybe it'll happen. It would be easy to lose sight of the film's true beauty amid the technical finesse and gaudy excess of parking-lot dance videos, high-stakes foosball matches, and impersonators run amok.
The sky was full of rockets and fireworks that exploded and sparked. Wahrscheinlich aus Angst vor der Reaktion seiner Freunde teilt er diesen seine Entscheidung erst einen Tag vorher mit. Not only is it the perfect conclusion to the chaotic night before it, which is in itself a metaphor for the inherent turmoil of close friendships, it is enough to make you want to go out and phone every friend you haven't spoken to in years to find out how they are doing. The finale of Gigantic is heartbreaking, and deliberately ambiguous. Overcoming their anger and bewilderment, the guys decide to spend one last night with Floyd, but the problem, as always, is how to find some fun.
Until I couldn't any more and on and on. Few films have the ability to move and entertain as well as say something about the pain and joy of simply being alive and knowing other people. The friends meander from place to place without a real purpose, until Floyd announces that he has signed up to work on a cargo ship that is leaving the next day. He leaves tomorrow, at sunrise. Gigantic is one of them. Set in , it depicts how a group of young Germans react to the prospect of one of them leaving forever, and involves drink, V8 engines, and an extraordinary game of. Walter ist Lackierer in einer abenteuerlichen Hinterhofwerkstatt, Ricco hält sich für einen großen Rapper und jobbt in einem Schnellimbiss.
A succession of fast-food restaurants, parking garages, and local watering holes chronicles the inherent boredom of life in the provinces. Instead of stuffing his screenplay full of worthy but dull ruminations on the meaning and importance of friendships, he lets his characters do the talking for him. During the shoot, Walter, Ricco and Floyd's relationship with each other developed mostly on screen. When he shares the news with his devoted friends Chubby, a mechanic, and Ricco, a fast-food cook and would-be b-boy, they can't comprehend their thoughtful friend's willingness to trade camaraderie for a wider view of the world. Die drei Hamburger Jungs Floyd, Ricco und Walter sind dicke Freunde. As Floyd, the young man whose imminent departure catalyses a night of desperate adventure, parlays his doe-eyed good looks and restrained demeanor into a charming and melancholy lead performance.
This criticism aside, Absolute Giganten is simply enjoyable. Schipper searched through drama schools and interviewed many young actors before finding a cast he was happy with. The spot-on music, meanwhile, navigates smoothly between big, evocative strings and mood pieces by such techno notables as Finland's Jimi Tenor and France's Laurent Garnier. Great film - hope to see it again soon and for others to be able to as well. You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. A succession of fast-food restaurants, parking garages, and local watering holes chronicles the inherent boredom of life in the provinces.
I shook it so hard, so incredibly hard, as hard as I could. In the year 2000 the movie won the in the category Outstanding Feature Film. By its end, Gigantic has become one of the most moving and charming films about the ties that bind that I've seen in recent years. But a run-in with a convention of dragster-racing Elvis impersonators sends the boys and their friend Telsa Julia Hummer on a series of adventures that veers from the farcical to the almost-tragic. Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , » You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. Starring: Frank Giering, Florian Lukas, Antoine Monot Jr. And so was the sparkler.
It has the right mixture of humour, excitement and pathos. This is unequivocally a teen road movie, though it does have a difference. The move is risky but pays dividends - Lloyd, Walter and Rocco don't have to say much to get across what they are really feeling. Everyday heroes When I spoke to Schipper at the Berlin Film Festival, he said that this was exactly what he intended. It begins fervently, excitingly, but as events go awry and daylight slowly inches over the horizon, the crushing reality of what is to follow sets in for the trio, who along the way also pick up their next door neighbour, the gorgeous but self destructive Tesla. The stand-off between Snake Jochen Nickel and the three guys over a game of table football is worth waiting for: it successfully combines suspense with comedy and has echoes of a Clint Eastwood showdown. I had some friends start a request campaign for Netflix to carry it, but Netflix has since stopped allowing folks to make suggestions.